Small People. Big Trees

  • Original title: V teni bolshikh dereviev
  • Direction: Vadim Vitovtsev
  • Production: Olga Michi
  • Photography: Alexander Kiper, Vyacheslav Kraskov, Mikhail Gudakov
  • Edition: Dmitry Gayenko
  • Country: Russia
  • Year: 2016
  • Duration: 45'
  • Language: Baka
  • Web:
  • National Premiere


At the rainforests of the Central African Republic lives a tribe of the shortest people on Earth: The Baka pygmies. They hunt for meat, gather gifts from big trees, and pray to the spirits of the forest, as they did hundreds of years ago. But their traditions start to change under the pressure of the «big people».


Friday 27 | 20:00 | Col·legi Major Rector Peset
Saturday 28 | 16:00 | Docs a la Plaça
Tuesday 1 | 20:00 | Col·legi Major Rector Peset


Vadim Vitovtsev (Strugi Krasnie, 1981), in 1998, he entered to the Tomsk State University, in the Philosophy Department, and later in the Liberal Arts and Social Studies Department of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. In 2007, he studied producing at the Department of Cinema Producing, TV and Multimedia in the Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting. In 2008, he started working on the television. Several years later he began making documentaries and TV programs.

  • Small People. Big Trees (2016).
  • Amur Tiger. The Path to the Sacred Mountain (2016).
  • Far-Eastern Leopard. Battle for the Throne of Taiga (2015).
  • Rare People (2014).
  • Franz Joseph Land (2014).
  • Ekofilm Festival. Heritage Award (2016).
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (2016).
  • Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (2017).
  • PortLand EcoFilm Festival (2016).
  • HumanDoc. Official Selection (2016).
  • Artdocfest. Official Selection (2016).
  • Peloponnese International Documentary Festival (2017).
  • RapidLion. Official Selection (2017).
  • American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund (2017).
  • DocsMX International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City (2017).
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